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Sears and Amazon: The Best and Worst Retailers Team Up for a 2nd Time


Added 12-30-17 05:04:01pm EST - “Could Amazon and Sears' relationship be heating up?” - Foxbusiness.com

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Published December 30, 2017 Markets Motley Fool

When struggling retailers need help, they're starting to turn to Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) like a struggling swimmer turns to a lifeguard.

Traditional retailers are being tossed and turned by the waves of a new era of omni channel retail, while Amazon sits calmly on a boat and tosses a life saver to the lucky ones like Whole Foods and, more recently, Sears (NASDAQ: SHLD).

For the second time this year, Sears has struck a deal with Amazon to sell its appliances on the retail giant's website. In July, it was Kenmore appliances. This month, it's DieHard car batteries, tires, and other related items.

It seems that Sears was close enough to drowning that it was willing to reach its hands out to its biggest rival. But is it a worthwhile pursuit, and can Amazon be trusted?

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